One of the most “beautiful villages in Italy“
Spello combines its medieval features with several remains of the Roman era. The village is still surrounded by walls, erected in 1360 by incorporating part of the Roman city walls and three splendid gates: the Consular gate, the Urbica gate and the Venus gate of Augustan age.
The church of St. Mary Maggiore, stands out among the religious buildings. On the left side of its nave is the splendid Baglioni Chapel decorated with frescoes by Pinturicchio and enriched with a floor in majolica tile from Deruta as well as Perugino’s paintings. The big painting Madonna and Saints and is stored in the church of St. Andrew, that also preserves a Crucifix of the Giotto school. Here the body of the Blessed Andrea Caccioli, companion of St. Francis, is exhibited.
Don’t miss a visit to Baglioni Palace, Canonical Palace and the church of St. Lawrence preserving a precious marble tabernacle, monumental work of the sculptor Flaminio Vacca. In the surroundings there is the interesting church of St. Jerome with the adjacent convent, complex built in 1472. The complex of St. Jerome is located in the most attractive part of the territory. The area is characterized by a vegetation that followed naturally the mountain morphology over the years, by developing in accordance with the environmental and natural prerogatives of the place.